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  • 1 Huerto del Cura gardens Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Porta de la Morera 49 E - 03200 Elche

    A listed "national artistic garden" is a delightful retreat in the palm grove. The "priest's garden" takes its name from José Castaño Sánchez (1843-1918), a chaplain who inherited the garden and then devoted his life to it. In an ..

  • 2 Palm Grove Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Porta de la Morera 12 E - Elche

    This museum is dedicated to the history of palm groves and is located in the former plantation of Sant Placid. The history of Elche's palm groves, and the cultivation of the palm tree (in fact a giant herb rather than a tree) for dates and bleached p..

  • 3 Elche Palmeral Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    E - 03200 Elche

    Although originally planted by the Phoenicians, it was the Arabs who used their skills to expand and develop this palm grove, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Unique in Europe in terms of its size, it benefits from the mild ..

  • 4 MAHE - Museu Arqueològic i d'Història d'Elx Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Diagonal del Palau 7 E - 03202 Elche

    Housed in a modern building and in the former neighbouring alcázar, the MAHE, with its very appealing scenography, exhibits finds from digs, principally from La Alcúdia. Note the sculpture and ceramics from the Iberian period, which come from funerar..

  • 5 Elche Festival Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Carrer Major-de-la-Vila 25 E - Elche

    The visit is an absorbing foray into the fascinating atmosphere of the Mystery Play of Elche. Audio-visual resources (in English) give the visitor insights into the festa: the medieval origins of the legend of the consueta (a manuscript of the repres..

  • 6 Elche Municipal park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    E - 03200 Elche

    This pleasant park at the end of the palm grove covers around 5ha, divided into four gardens. The most remarkable of these is the Hort de Baix.

  • 7 Santa María Basilica of Elche

    Religious buildings

    E - 03202 Elche

    This monumental 17C-18C Baroque church has an interesting portal by Nicolas de Bari. Inside, every year, the celebration of the Mystery Play of Elche, a dramatised lyrical composition, is held here. From the top of the tower, there is a lovely view o..

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